The apparent creeping normalization of the Assad regime has deepened the trauma of millions of Syrians, many of whom have family or friends who are still detained or missing.
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We spoke with Ambassador Michèle Taylor, US Permanent Representative to the UN Human Rights Council, about her family’s experience surviving the Holocaust and the impact that made on her human rights and atrocity prevention work.
Remarks by Naomi Kikoler, Director, Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide, at an event on Syria, held at the British Embassy in Washington DC.
Reflections on the horror of the 2013 chemical weapons attacks by the Assad regime on Ghouta and the many lives lost, and the numerous other attacks, using chemical and conventional weapons, launched on its own people by a regime, still in power and rooted in impunity.
Remarks delivered by Naomi Kikoler, director of the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide, at the Embassy of France’s screening of the film “Bringing Assad to Justice.”
A gravedigger from Syria shares his story about the mass atrocities he witnessed the Syrian regime commit against civilians, and pleads with Americans to prevent further crimes and suffering.
Remarks delivered on March 15, 2022 by Alfred Münzer at the United States Capitol as part of an event to draw attention to the ongoing mass atrocities committed by the Assad regime against Syrian civilians.
On the eleventh anniversary of the beginning of the Syrian crisis, we spoke with Fadel Abdul Ghany, founder and CEO of the Syrian Network for Human Rights, about the ongoing crimes the Syrian government is committing against civilians, including arbitrary arrests and detention in horrific conditions where they are subjected to torture and other crimes.
The Simon-Skjodt Center is deeply concerned about the growing risk of mass atrocities in and around the southern Syrian city of Dara’a, where civilian casualties are mounting.
The following letter was shared by Caesar with the US Holocaust Memorial Museum as part of our anniversary event marking ten years of mass atrocities against civilians in Syria.